Swimming pools are often the crown jewel of summertime, presenting an opportunity for people to cool down while having fun. However, safety should not be neglected. The last thing you want is your fun summer day at the pool to end in a tragic accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five people who die from drowning accidents are children under the age of 14. For every child who suffers a fatal drowning accident, there are another five who are rushed to emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries. Keep your children safe this summer and keep the following tips in mind:
1.Do not leave children unattended in or around the pool area. An adult must be present to provide appropriate supervision in the event of an emergency, even if there are lifeguards on duty.
2.It is crucial for an adult who is supervising young children to know CPR. It can mean the difference between life and death.
3.Make sure that all surrounding gates for the pool can self-close and self-latch and are at a height that is impossible for children to reach.
4.Keep rescue equipment nearby. No one expects accidents to occur, but you need to be ready for them.
5.Always have your cell phone nearby in case of an emergency.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Wichita, KS
If you or a loved one was injured in a swimming pool accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you might be able to recover compensation. At Hutton & Hutton, our skilled Wichita personal injury attorneys are here to provide the fierce legal representation you deserve and will fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.
Call our office today at (316) 688-1166 to schedule a free consultation.